Take it up with them. THey haven't done it to me. THe point is that if you were going to hold every multinational corporation to a standard that might have been a bad decision on the part of one division, there is absolutely nothing in this world that you could purchase. Again, Sony Broadcast, although imperfect is the choice of most professionals in the video business.
I believe that if sony went out of business that another company would fill the niche.
If people demand quality and don't buy garbage, companies will have no choice but to supply or go out of business.
Where did sony get the money for the R&D of rootkits which does not benefit the end user one iota? Overpriced products. Or maybe you think all the musicians got together and said "hey, we don't need money, give it to sony, the company that makes dual tape decks, for research on how to stop people from making copies of their, oops, our music and we will continue to sell it on media that won't last and they will be forced to buy the same product over and over again."
Strange that Microsoft and other software suppliers tell you to make a back-up copy.
Supply and demand. If you buy it, they will supply it, garbage or otherwise.
I tried to take it up with them. They had never heard of a sony virus. Google has, 16,600,000 times.
Like I said, I got it from a DVD not a CD, and it was a movie.
With an up and running internet connection, I dare you to put a legal copy of Charlies Angels-Full throttle (purchased from Walmart in Canada), DVD into your Computer. You won't even see the little box asking you what you want to do with the disc. Kiss your Computer good-bye as you know it.
Nowhere, and I mean nowhere, does it say that they will be installing software on my computer. Who are they to do so without my permission? Yet I need permission to copy what I bought? The more I think about this now the more I feel I have a right to just get the music/movie any way I want or can. Time to drop this b4 I call all my friends and associates and compile the biggest multimedia collection ever known to the common man.
To date, I am totally legal. I don't give away or sell what I have bought either.